Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 74.
A: Pours a very hazy light straw color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. it recedes quickly to a thin, wispy film that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.
S: Mild lactic acidity up front with a light, refreshing tart lemon aspect to it.
T: Lemon grass, light lactic acidity. Mild cracker malt sweetness on the finish. A little mineral like middle to it as well. Sweet cracked wheat mixing with a drying lemon rind with a hint of champagne-like grape skin.
M: Light bodied with a brisk drying finish and a mild acidic tartness. Lively carbonation as well. High drinkability.
O: An enjoyable Berliner. I must say that I enjoy the fruited Berliner’s from PW more, but this was a great take on the style and very true. Extremely easy drinking and I’d love for a re-brew in the summer months to enjoy on a 90 degree Chicago day.
Serving type: bottle
madvike (2088) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (batch 74) from Tooch...thanks Adam! - Pours cloudy straw yellow with a thin ring of foamy white head. Nose is lightly soured wheat, a bit of lemony tartness and a touch of hay. Taste is clean and lemony tart, mineral dryness, and a touch of soured wheat. Really refreshing and quenching, and the tartness really melds well with the wheat. Nice carbonation with a little fluffy body. Way better than the fruited berliners that Pipeworks has pumped out--I’d drink this stuff all day.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow pour with a white head. Interesting nose. Kind of floral and herbal with light lemon and acetic tartness. Popcorn, cider, wheat, and grass. Some mild sweetness. The flavor is lightly sweet and just light in general. Grassy, floral, and a bit herbal. Mild lemon zest, citrus, and cider vinegar.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow pour, white head. Aroma of KRAUT! Crazy! Tart, wheaty, lemony, some vinegar notes.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Something different fof Pipeworks, Americo’s bottle. Great hoppy aroma. A creamy head on dark brown. Some chocolate, roasty taste with citrus in the finish. Was expecting more significant sourness in the style.I can only speculate that they pruporsely concentrated on these other elements.
solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to America for this. Like Peter said, aroma is like sourkraut. Pours white and chunky. Aroma of soft wheat, some cider and some grapefruit. Well balanced. Finishes a little sour. Thick consistency.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with friends. Another berliner that totally surprised and blew me away. Tart and slightly sour. Good lemon zest mixed with slight floral hints. Pure goodness!
drowland (4994) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
During RBWG 2013, thanks to yhgtbsm, I gather. Milky yellow pour with a big off-white head. Creamy funk, yeast, and dabs of lemon tartness in the aroma as well as that doughy, wheaty malt aspect. Tart, doughy flavor with some sugary sweetness. Not bad.
thome50 (574) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 74. Pours a merky lemonade color with fizzy head. Aroma is slight lemon rind and the smell of Lemonheads . Taste is lemony acetic sour. Not overpowering sour but a little more than I’d like if I was drinking a lot of it. Very nice beer to have on a hot afternoon on the porch.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Murky coconut milk-colored beer with a small, fleeting, fizzy, white head. The aroma is yeasty, but otherwise perfectly clean. Light to medium-bodied with a seltzer mouthfeel and carbonation. The flavor is all about clean acidity and breadiness. Crisp, tart, clean finish. This should be every brewery’s base Berliner weisse. World class wheat beer!
StefanSD (1797) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of marco. Thanks. Pours a cloudy yellow color with small white head that has good retention. The aroma is very mild with some citrus, light funk and yeast. The taste is slightly tart with a good lemon flavor set in a bready malt base that, like the nose, has a touch of yeast. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering sweet-sour lemons. Overall: New style? Chicago Weisse? Subtle and tasty, I wish more brewers would try this approach.